Named after the three-legged good-luck frogs you sometimes see in shop entrances in China, this simple, but wonderfully laidback hostel makes a great base if you want to be in Beijing’s ‘backpacker central’ district of Dashilar (Dazhalan).
It’s housed in a building with some age to it, although has none of the grandeur of, say, Qianmen Hostel, or Leo Courtyard, both of which are nearby.
It does, however, have a neat little courtyard and it’s a little further away from the main Dashilar drag so it’s more peaceful than the bigger hostels. It’s also run by foreign management who are not only very friendly, but also more receptive to the needs of foreign backpackers than some of the managers of other hostels in the area.
Rooms are small and basic, but clean and come with attached shower rooms (even the dorms). Most importantly, though, they are very well priced.
The central courtyard is peaceful, there’s wifi in all the rooms, and easy-going staff members ensure a relaxed ambience.
Even if you’re not staying here, you’re welcome to pop in for a bottle of beer (¥5) and a chin-wag.
A great spot for some cheap food near here is Urumqi Muslim Restaurant.
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